Technical Support Staff
The ECE Technical Support Team has a Helpdesk website at ECE Technical Support helpdesk.
All ECE undergraduate students are required to own a laptop that meets the College of Engineering requirements.
Some upper-level courses may require the use of the department workstation laboratory to access special software.
Undergraduates are also required to purchase the Engineering Student Software Bundle, which is purchased for their freshman year.
Additional, deeply discounted software is available for purchase by Virginia Tech students. See the Student Software site.
Computer Engineering Laboratories (CEL)
CEL pages give information on the schedule, supported classes and more. The CEL is located in 368, 373, & 375 Durham Hall.
CAD and Visualization Lab
ECE provides Unix workstations for student use. These machines are available to all ECE graduate and undergraduate students and have a variety of software for use in class assignments and research. The workstation labs are open 24x7x365 and are located in 432 Whittemore Hall on Virginia Tech's main campus.
For access information, please contact the ECE Helpdesk.
IEEE Professional Resources
ECE adheres to and supports the Code of Ethics developed by the IEEE Professional Society.
We encourage all students to learn and follow the IEEE publication format and referencing standards found in the Style Manual. See also the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox and the IEEE Publishing Tools and Policies.
Electric Power Systems Lab
The power lab (ECE 3354) introduces students to power transmission, transformers, various kinds of motors, and power issues associated with modern lighting. There is strong emphasis on safety because the lab employs real 208V 3 phase power at the kilowatt level.
The Design Studio provides a maker space for teams of students in Senior Design Project (ECE 4805/ECE 4806). A conference room is available for teams to communicate with their corporate sponsors. Students may access the space 24 x 7, by following appropriate safety guidelines.
The AMP Lab is a student-run, student-focused co-curricular instructional lab within the ECE Department. Members design and build their own projects with provided funding, a mentor, and 24/7 lab access. Anyone, any level, any ECE project.